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Samsung, Google delay next-gen Nexus launch

Michael Sheils

It's because of Steve, and Apple not postponing is because they can make hay from his death and that is the only thing that matters to them, especially after such a poor reception for the new iPhone.

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Google search button is, like, so 2009 - or something

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Google Instant is live now

And it's pretty bloody great.

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Best Buy tech finds 'child abuse' wallpaper on broken PC

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Ok so...

He had an infection that was grabbing these images while at the same time he had his desktop background to cycle through his My Pictures folder. Any half-decent lawyer will get this dropped in a second but that isn't going to help the guy when people around where he lives find out.

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Steve Jobs dubs Google's 'don't be evil' motto 'bulls**t'

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Jobs Horns

Aww

Throwing his toys out of the pram because he knows he can't hold on to the smartphone market in the face of an open competitor?

He's probably also a little sore after the reception his latest creation received, and knowing full well that many Android powered devices will be breathing down the Pad's neck with better specs, prices and versatility.

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O2 and Be Broadband speeds dip

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WTF?

Odd

Since the beginning of December I've noticed a steady increase in our home lines effective speed by about 500k depending on the time of day.

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How blogger kept Belle de Jour's ID secret

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@SomersetRich

Simple answer being he isn't a money grabbing twat.

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Lily Allen exits Twitter, bins BlackBerry

Michael Sheils

Ahh...

I thought twitter felt better today.

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Microsoft inks Bing pacts with Twitter, Facebook

Michael Sheils
FAIL

Google have done the same thing

at the same time.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/rt-google-tweets-and-updates-and-search.html

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O2 Broadband puts brakes on BitTorrent

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Keep Away

Keep it away from the Be* network and I'm still happy.

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Dell punts £199 10in netbook

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Nice

I'd grab myself one of these but I fear with my talent for accumulating random crap on my HDD I think perhaps I should go for the 160gb model.

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Google auto-links YouTube, Google accounts

Michael Sheils
Unhappy

Why the constant google hate?

When every other big organisation with multiple websites does the EXACT same thing with their log-in ID's.

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Intel playing virtual silly buggers

Michael Sheils
Stop

Key Feature?

Not for consumers it isn't as all of there software would have been made Vista compatible years ago, the ONLY people for who XP Mode will be useful is large institutions/companies with legacy software to run.

Intel always save cash on their chips by butting good shit from everything except the top line of a family and then selling all of their chips as if they all had the features.

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Google designer quits over performance obsession

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Excellent

Nice to know Google won't be pandering to the artsy crowd.

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Hollywood retrofits MacGyver into feature flick

Michael Sheils
Stop

MacGyver is already back on out screens

It's called Burn Notice.

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BOFH: Cable entanglements

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Happy

Excellent

But what is with the long waits between episodes?

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TSMC shocks market with break-even claim

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wow

I think this is the first piece of good financial news I have heard in over 4 months.

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Illinois restores Pluto's planetary status

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Coat

I decree

That when the moon is over my head is then belongs to me as is actually a giant babybel.

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Sony Ericsson demos Walkman would-be N96 knobbler

Michael Sheils
Happy

Nice Phone

But why was that guy constantly trying his best not to laugh, was the camera man tickling him?

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Windows 7 fast track alarms technical testers

Michael Sheils
Stop

Is that all it takes to make an el reg article these days?

One forum poster is a bit pissed off for not getting more toys to play with so the reg rasies the alarm bells.

If this is all it takes for you towrite up a story then you should make one about my disgust in EA for not listening to my concerns for Battlefield Heroes since they have seen fit to not give me a beta key yet.

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DSGi announces new chairman in eye of retail storm

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Stop

How can DSGi improve for it's customers?

Well it could always close.

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UFO wind turbine prang site: Exclusive photos

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I'd just like to welcome everyone..

..to the best Article El Reg has ever managed.

Well Done.

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Tron sequel already in production

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Seriously?

I thought every self respecting film fan or geek knew about this when it happened at comic-con, I know I was telling every random person I bumped into at the pub.

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Lib Dem stripogram councillor quits politics

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Pricing

Kissogram (no strip with a poem)

£85

Stripogram (lingerie strip)

£95

Stripogram (topless stripogram)

£110

Stripogram (full or g-string strip- 10-15 minute performance)

£125

Strip Show (2x strips with a change of costume)

£160

It would be cheaper to hire a reasonably attractive whore, plus you get more.

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Azure, Windows 7 and it's OK for MS to hate Vista, too

Michael Sheils

What the hell?

M$ have time travel now?

I for one welcome our paradox causing overlords.

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Intel names 'Nehalem' launch date

Michael Sheils
Happy

These chips are looking very good

Especially since it seems even the i7 920 will overclock to 4ghz without any trouble, all I need now is for some cheap X58 boards to come out as there is no way I'm paying £280 for one as well as a triple channel DDR3 kit.

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Linux at 17 - What Windows promised to be

Michael Sheils
Unhappy

So....

Only one more year left until the kernel starts drinking, forgetting where it left stuff and dying of liver failure before 30?

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Google's Street View fleet - 100 spots and counting

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None spotted along the South Coast?

Most disappointing Google. :(

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Burned by Chrome - Fire put out

Michael Sheils

It's just a carbon copy of there net apps eula

It will just be some stupid peon screwing up, there is no way they would be that stupid as to expect this to fly, also there is no way for them in the code to pull it off.

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Komplett closes retail ops across Europe

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Aw damn

They were one of the better online shops. They will be missed.

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Firefox 3 downloads hit 7m despite server FAIL

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RE: El Reg bias up to the extreme, eh!

I think the use of 'despite' was fine, they were simply meaning if the servers has coped imagine how many downloads could have been registered. Why do you seem to think that Mozilla deserves such praise for this epic fail of a PR stunt?

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Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

Michael Sheils
Stop

If you wanna be a record breaker

Make sure your servers work.

Serves them right really for the shameless bollocks that this PR exercise has been.

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Cell-based GPU zaps laptop batteries, admits Toshiba

Michael Sheils
Stop

So this thing literally has no point.

You still need a graphics chipset separate from the Cell chip and yet the job the cel chip is meant to do (playback HD content) current AMD chipsets can do just as good a job at and they will work while on battery power.

Is there any point to having this thing in your laptop?

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DARPA working on T-ray spyeye spectacle tech

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Best description yet!

"DARPA, the poorly-integrated, troubling, erratically brilliant bulge-headed mutant child of the US military establishment."

There should be awards for this kind of descriptive ability.

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Angry? Try the Tw*t-O-Tron

Michael Sheils
Dead Vulture

Shouting is fun!

"IM NOT BEING RACIST BUT YOGHURT WEAVING HIPPIES ARE GIVING MONEY TO THEIR CRONIES. END THIS MADNESS NOW LEAVE TEH COUNTRY.. WHAT NET? ENCOURAGE SINGLE-PARENTING? OOPS. THEY DO IT ALREADY!!!!!"

Site seems to be dying at the moment though.

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Intel fined $25m

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25m?

WTF, that is a complete joke of a fine.

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BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters

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Pure gold

You can't <SLAM>

Beat that!

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South Africa launches formal objection at OOXML

Michael Sheils
Go

Good

Now how do we contact the British standards body to convince them to lodge an objection as well?

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Electrosticky droid boffin in spider-gecko tech bitchslap

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Simply superb

Best headline on this site for years and super cool tech. :)

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For truth about Europe, read The Reg

Michael Sheils

This is rather superb

Now e just need FOX to post a story on it's news channel over there where the source is a ROTM article so we can have the War of the World hilarity all over again. :)

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BOFH: The Batcave

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Me Want!

I can see this new building development going very well.

Thanks for making Fridays just that little bit more bearable.

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Vista on your iPhone - almost 'perfection'

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What...

So now your going to start writing stories every time someone makes a skin for a device OS that looks a bit like another OS?

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Google kills Anonymous AdSense account

Michael Sheils
Unhappy

hmm

It is starting to seem like someone high up at google is a member of the cult.

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Fedora 9 - an OS that even the Linux challenged can love

Michael Sheils

hmm

The write-up sounds good and it's nice to see them going in the usability direction, but fedora has been a nightmare for years.

I'll give it a look but no matter how pretty and useful these little tools get I doubt they can pry me away from Arch.

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The battle of Lesbos: Exclusive combat pic

Michael Sheils

Good

This is the exact type of hard-hitting, exclusive journalism that El Reg needs. Keep up the good work!

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O2 PR calls Reg readers 'techie nerds'

Michael Sheils
Stop

hmmm...

3 here I come then.

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O2 says 128Kb/s is all its 3G customers need

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What?

We have the technology, we can build them stronger,faster, more reliable, we just can't be arsed.

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Apple forbids Windows users from installing Safari for Windows

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My PC

Has a Golden Delicious sticker on it, does that comply with the EULA?

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Australian man killed by suicide robot

Michael Sheils
Go

wow

That would be a special kind of determination to go to all the trouble of building a deathbot.

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ECS spills more beans about 'super 3G' Eee PC rival

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No girl, No deal.

Title said it all really.

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BBC races away with five-year F1 rights deal

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I'm rather pleased with this news :)

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